Patrick Burns

Burns & Hansen, PA

About Patrick Burns

Patrick C. Burns is an experienced lawyer with a comprehensive practice of real estate, family, and general litigation. Mr. Burns has extensive experience in the courtroom, and is known for his focused and intense advocacy for his clients. He is one of the few attorneys to successfully appeal an intent to revoke a housing license in Hennepin County and regularly represents landlords in all types of leasing, licensing, and litigation matters. He has successfully foreclosed on hundreds of liens and regularly advises homeowners' associations on declarations, amendments, and remedies in collecting dues. He is also an experienced family law litigator with experience in every county in the metropolitan area, and is familiar with all aspects of the legal system in obtaining the best results for his client. In 2006, Mr. Burns set what may be a record for quickest relief before the Minnesota Court of Appeals, obtaining a writ of prohibition three hours after a court hearing in order to stop a child at issue of a custody dispute from leaving the country. He also has wide experience in business organization, election law, and estate planning. Mr. Burns was elected to the Board of the Epilepsy Association of Minnesota in July 2014. Mr. Burns is married, and has three children.


Work experience

Burns & Hansen, PA
Partner | 2014 - Present
Patrick Burns & Associates changed its name to Burns & Hansen, PA January 1, 2014 with the addition of partner Erik Hansen.
Patrick Burns & Associates
Owner | 2003 - Present


University of Minnesota Law School
J.D. (2000), Law | 1997 - 2000
American University
M.A. (1996), Political Science | 1994 - 1996
American University
B.A. (1993), Political Science | 1991 - 1993


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